El Al will begin offering direct flights between Boston's Logan International Airport and Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion, the company announced Monday.
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The three nonstop flights will begin service on June 28.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick said he was convinced "that both the load and the yield will be as good for El Al as I know the route will be for us,” The Boston Globe reported.
El Al chief executive David Maimon, who took part at a press conference in Boston alongside Patrick, said he hoped the service would be extended to five flights a week.
Israel is “one of the most productive commercial and cultural relationships that we have,” the governor said, citing the hundreds of Israel-based companies operating in Boston.
Kraft Group CEO Robert K. Kraft, who helped negotiate the agreement, said the move will "create a lot of jobs for Massachusetts."